Get an in-depth look at Oahu on the Grand Circle Island Tour! You’ll travel the island stopping at world-renowned surf spots, historic sites, foodie towns, and the famous North Shore
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Watch surfers at Banzai Pipeline
• Hike to a waterfall at Waimea Valley
• Eat garlic shrimp in Kahuku and shave ice in Haleiwa
• Snorkel at Shark’s Cove (no sharks)
• Grab a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki, Ko Olina or Turtle Bay Resort
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began
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NOTE: Waves can get rough in winter (October-April). When in doubt ask a lifeguard.
NOTE: Most of the food trucks in Kahuku are cash only.
$5 per person: Byodo-In Temple (cash only)
$18/adult and $12/child per person: Waimea Valley entry
$15 per person: Lunch
$25/adult and $21/child per person: Dole Plantation — Train, Maze and Garden pass
$6 per person: Dole Whip
The Dole Plantation closes at 4:30pm, so plan accordingly.
This tour has three starting points, Waikiki on the south shore of the island; Ko Olina on the west side; and Turtle Bay on the north shore. Regardless of where you start, the tour will travel in a counterclockwise loop, ending where you began.
Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:
Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day.
No, this tour can only be done counterclockwise. If you’re looking for a similar experience but want to travel clockwise around the island — starting your day on the North Shore — check out our Legendary North Shore Loop.
It's your vacation - what you see and do is up to you. You choose where to stop on the tour and how long to stay.
Every tour stop, story and song has been carefully curated so you can make the most of your vacation.
We use GPS to give you reliable, turn-by-turn navigation to our favorite spots. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to.
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